Joint and Several Liability Reform: SB 263 (1987): S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 15-8-15.1.
Provides that “any party who is allocated less than 50%
Provides that “any party who is allocated less than 50% of the total fault allocated to all parties may not be jointly liable for more than twice the percentage of fault allocated to that party.”
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